The Behavior Analyst Certification Board®, Inc. (BACB®) is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) corporation established in 1998 to meet professional credentialing needs identified by behavior analysts, governments, and consumers of behavior analysis services. The BACB adheres to international standards for boards that grant professional credentials. The BACB’s certification procedures and content undergo regular psychometric review and validation pursuant to a job analysis survey of the profession and standards established by content experts in the discipline.

The BACB’s bylaws are available here.

Mission & Vision

Our Global Mission
We protect consumers of behavior analysis services worldwide by systematically establishing, promoting, and disseminating professional standards.

Our Global Vision
Solve a wider variety of socially significant problems by increasing the availability of qualified behavior analysts around the world.

Our Core Values
As an international nonprofit, standard-setting organization, the BACB is responsive, data-driven, and accountable.


The Behavior Analyst Certification Board’s BCBA, BCaBA, and RBT credentialing programs are accredited by the National Commission for Certifying Agencies in Washington, DC. NCCA is the accreditation body of the Institute for Credentialing Excellence.


Data on Credential-Holders

As of February 6, 2017, the numbers of individuals holding a BACB credential are as follows:

BCBA-D: 2,016
BCBA: 21,231
BCaBA: 2,477
RBT: 29,085

Nondiscrimination Policy

As provided in the BACB’s bylaws, in conducting its activities, the BACB shall comply with all applicable laws that prohibit discrimination in employment or service provision because of a person’s race, color, religion, gender, age, disability, national origin, or because of any other protected characteristic.